NOPD Seeking Suspect in Attempted Burglary of Business on Decatur Street

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May 22, 2018

NOPD Seeking Suspect in Attempted Burglary of Business on Decatur Street

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is seeking assistance from the public in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with the attempted burglary of a business in the 900 block of Decatur Street on May 10, 2018.

At about 5:36 a.m., the pictured unknown male subject on a bicycle approached the rear door of the business and attempted to pry open the door with an unknown object. The subject was not able to gain entry and fled the scene.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or the pictured subject is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080 or call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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Attempted Business Burglary Suspect

 

 

NOPD Searches for Suspect Wanted in Business Burglary on Chartres Street

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May 22, 2018

NOPD Searches for Suspect Wanted in Business Burglary on Chartres Street

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NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is investigating a business burglary that occurred at or around 4:40 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in the 900 block of Chartres Street.

The pictured subject shattered the window with a wrench before gaining entry to the business. The reporting person told police she observed the storage behind the bar had been ransacked and the money that had been dropped into the safe earlier was missing. The suspect reportedly removed over $1,500.00 from the safe.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident should call Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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NOPD Investigates Simple Burglary Incident on Magazine Street

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May 22, 2018

NOPD Investigates Simple Burglary Incident on Magazine Street

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NEW ORLEANS – Officers in the Eighth District are searching for the pictured suspect who is wanted in connection with a burglary incident that occurred in the 100 block of Magazine Street.

The victims told police they left their hotel room to go to a performance at or around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Upon returning on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at or around 3:15 a.m., the victims discovered the wanted subject inside their hotel room. The suspect then fled the scene with a bag belonging to the victim.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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Suspect Arrested for Armed Robbery on Franklin Avenue

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May 22, 2018

Suspect Arrested for Armed Robbery on Franklin Avenue

NEW ORLEANS – NOPD officers in the Fifth District arrested Tyrone Scott (DOB: 07/21/93) on Monday for an armed robbery incident that occurred at a local McDonald’s restaurant.

The incident happened on May 20, 2018. At around 6:02 a.m., the below-pictured subject entered the McDonald’s restaurant located in the 2600 block of Franklin Avenue and approached the shift manager. The suspect then produced a firearm and pointed the weapon at the manager. The suspect then escorted the manager to the rear of the business where he demanded she open the rear register and the safe. The manager complied and the perpetrator confiscated an undisclosed amount of currency and coins before fleeing the location.

Through intelligence gathering, officers arrested Scott on Monday, May 21, 2018, at about 8 p.m. in the Seventh District. He was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for armed robbery.

Anyone with any information on the suspect should contact any Fifth District detective at 504-658-6050 or anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.

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TYRONE SCOTT

NOPD Searches for Subject in Eighth District Property Snatching

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May 22, 2018

NOPD Searches for Subject in Eighth District Property Snatching

8D property snatching

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is searching for a subject wanted in connection with a property snatching that occurred in the Eighth District.

The incident took place May 20, 2018 around 3:20 p.m. in the 100 block of Royal Street.

The wanted subject is accused of grabbing $738 in cash from the victim’s hand and fled the area on foot.

The subject was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black pants, white sneakers, and has a shaved head and beard.

Surveillance video of the incident can be seen here.

Anyone with information on this incident or the whereabouts of the wanted subject is asked to contact Detective Aaron Harrelson at 504-658-6735, or any Eighth District detective at 504-658-6080 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-7867.

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Vehicle Reported Stolen on MacArthur Boulevard

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May 17, 2018

Vehicle Reported Stolen on MacArthur Boulevard

NISSAN PATHFINDER

Photo of vehicle SIMILAR TO vehicle reported stolen in reported incident.

NOT ACTUAL VEHICLE INVOLVED IN INCIDENT.

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is searching for a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder bearing Louisiana license plate #ZOB830 which was reported stolen from the 4400 block of MacArthur Boulevard.

The victim told police that she parked the vehicle on the street in the area on May 16, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. When the victim returned to the vehicle the next morning at 6:30 a.m., it was missing from the area.

The victim told officers that she is in possession of the keys to the vehicle.

Anyone with any information on this missing vehicle should contact Fourth District detectives at 504-685-6040. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

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NOPD Investigates Shoplifting Incident on MacArthur Boulevard

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May 17, 2018

NOPD Investigates Shoplifting Incident on MacArthur Boulevard

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(From left: Shawn Miller (DOB: 08-18-1973), unknown subject)

NEW ORLEANS – NOPD is searching for two subjects who are wanted for shoplifting from a business located in the 3600 block of MacArthur Boulevard.

On Monday, May 14, 2018 an unknown male subject wearing a dark colored t-shirt entered the business at or around 11:24 a.m. and proceeded to the clothing aisle. The second subject, identified as known shoplifter Shawn Miller (DOB: 08-18-1973), entered the business moments prior to the first subject and began speaking to the cashier on duty, who directed him to leave. The subject refused to leave until his accomplice completed the theft and then fled the location.

During the investigation, officers reviewed surveillance video footage and observed the perpetrator filling a plastic bag with several packs of t-shirts.

Anyone with additional information regarding the wanted subjects should call Fourth District detectives at 504-658-6040. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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NOPD Searching for Suspect in Attempted Murder Incident on Eunice Drive

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May 17, 2018

NOPD Searching for Suspect in Attempted Murder Incident on Eunice Drive

Saba Sabue Butler

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Saba Sabue Butler (DOB: 01-09-1974) in connection with a shooting incident that occurred on May 16, 2018 in the 4700 block of Eunice Drive.

At about 11:25 p.m., Butler is believed to have been involved in a domestic altercation with the victim at a residence in the area. During the altercation, Butler allegedly produced a handgun and fired it multiple times, striking the victim multiple times. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where they are currently listed in critical condition.

Butler is described as a black male standing about 5’6” and weighing about 160 pounds with black hair. He is believed to be driving a light brown/tan 2012 Chevrolet Silverado truck bearing Louisiana license plate # B944510.

When located, Bulter will be arrested for attempted murder, aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated criminal damage to property, simple robbery and domestic battery.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or the whereabouts of Saba Sabue Butler is asked to contact Seventh District detectives at 504-658-6070 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-7867.

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NOPD searches for 2 white women “Persons of Interest” in Eighth District Theft

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May 17, 2018

NOPD Searches for Persons of Interest in Eighth District Theft

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NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is searching for two persons of interest in connection with an Eighth District theft.

On May 4th, 2018 in the 500 block of Canal Street, a theft of property in the amount of $22,000 occurred.

Two individuals were captured on hotel surveillance video during the time frame of the theft.

The individuals are persons of interest and anyone coming into contact with the above individuals please contact Eighth District DIU at 504-658-6080 or forward any information to Detective Iain Watt at 504-658-6723 or call Crimestoppers at 504-821-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-7867.

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First District Drug Gang Rounded Up, Indicted For Conspiracy to Engage in Racketeering

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May 15, 2018

First District Drug Gang Rounded Up, Indicted For Conspiracy to Engage in Racketeering

D Block

NEW ORLEANS – Eight members of the so-called D-Block gang have been indicted on drug and racketeering charges.

After a year-long investigation involving the NOPD, Orleans Parish District Attorney, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and the Drug Enforcement Agency, four members of the gang were arrested in coordinated operations on May 11. Another was apprehended a day later by the NOPD VOWS unit.

Three members of the group were previously incarcerated on unrelated charges, and one remains at large.

“Mayor Cantrell has charged me with delivering real results for the people of New Orleans — and these arrests are evidence of just that,” NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said. “I take that responsibility to the Mayor and to the people of New Orleans extremely seriously, and I am proud today to stand here with my leadership team and talk to you about results.”

Harrison said he is proud to be able to report tangible success in our fight to make the people of New Orleans safe.

In July of 2017, members of the First District General Assignment Unit, with the assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Drug Enforcement Agency began a narcotics investigation in the 2500 and 2600 blocks of Dumaine Street.

During this time, investigating officers identified nine subjects that were responsible for distributing narcotics from within the blocks.

On May 9, 2018, the officers were able to secure State Grand Jury Indictments for the nine subjects for conspiracy to engage in racketeering acts.

  • Three subjects Dwayne Jenkins, Gabriel Bell and Brian Lott were already incarcerated when other members of the group were taken into custody
  • During the Operation four additional subjects, Taron Blackmon, Glynn McCormick, Derrick Brumfield and Lawrence Conway, were apprehended.
  • Wayman Williams was apprehended by the VOWS unit on May 14, 2018
  • Johnny Johnson is the lone subject that remains at large

The Special Operations Divisions executed the search warrants of two target locations:

In the 2500 block of Dumaine Street, SOD Officers located (two of the arrested subjects) Glynn “Spot” McCormick and Derrick “Young Boy” Brumfield as they attempted to flee the residence through a rear door.

A search of the residence uncovered 10.36 grams of heroin, drug paraphernalia and nearly $9,000 in cash.

As the search warrant was being executed in the 2500 Dumaine Street, First District officers conducted a traffic stop of another target Lawrence “Lo” Conway, who was under surveillance. A search incident to arrest revealed Conway to be in possession of 55 bags of heroin, totaling 13.20 grams, packaged for sale.

First District officers also conducted a traffic stop of Taron “Tee” Blackmon, who was also under surveillance. Search incident to arrest revealed that Blackmon to be in possession of 1.16 grams of heroin and $327 in cash.

SOD also executed another search warrant in the 600 block of North Gayoso Street, the residence of Wayman Williams. First District officers confiscated a quantity of unknown pills, but did not locate Williams during the search. He was later apprehended.

Johnny “J5” Johnson remains at large.

The subjects used the rap group moniker “Money Wave” as a front and cover to conspire to distribute marijuana, methamphetamine, crack cocaine, Heroin, Ecstasy, Tramadol mainly in the 2500 – 2600 block of Dumaine Street.

“The successful conclusion of this investigation, which culminated in the indictments of these individuals, is a testament to the close, collaborative, and productive working relationship enjoyed by all law enforcement agencies involved,” Harrison said.

Operation Wipeout took the following off the streets of New Orleans:

  • Guns – 15
  • Marijuana – 3,075.75 grams (6.781 pounds)
  • Crack Cocaine – 116.43 grams
  • Heroin – 310.76 grams (10 ounces)
  • Methamphetamines – 18.90 grams
  • Ecstasy – 27.62
  • Tramadol pills – 16 grams
  • Hydrocodine – 14 grams
  • Powder Cocaine – 1.17 grams
  • Cash – $35,293

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